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Seattle Asian Art Museum

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Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: Volunteer Park, 1400 East Prospect Street, Seattle, WA 98112
Phone Number: 206 654 3100
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Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The SAAM, as its called, has millennia-old East Asian artifacts, from...
The SAAM, as its called, has millennia-old East Asian artifacts, from Chinese vases to Japenese Buddhist art.
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Seattle Asian Art Museum is a beautiful museum in an historic building and a stunning seatting looking over the city from Volunteer Park It generally has only a few exhibits but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I have, on visits to Seattle, gone to this museum twice and was pleased each time. It's in a lovely park (Volunteer Park) where you can walk before or after. Well curated and interesting selection of exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Seattle Asian Art Museum is a beautiful museum in an historic building and a stunning seatting looking over the city from Volunteer Park It generally has only a few exhibits but the exhibits they have are well worth seeing. They mix antiquities, modern and contemporary artists.

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North Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Wow, this was our first time going to Volunteer Park - the park alone is stunning with lots of places to visit. We only had time for our stop at the Museum and what a building- beautiful art deco architecture. Staff were very helpful to greet us and assist in finding exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It is not a big museum but has impressive collections and exhibitions. The visit takes about an hour.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

The museum is small, but enjoyable. However the museum is not the only thing to see at Volunteer park. Take a walk down the street to the arboretum. There are some beautiful flowers there. Enjoy a walk around the ground and climb the tower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We went to check this museum and found some interesting stuff, the ancient ceramics, sculptures, drawings and paintings.

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Southport, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Has recently purchased the Ai Wei Wei collection of colorfully painted vases. Also other modern Chinese artists. The Mr. Exhibit consisted of colorful cartoon-like paintings with many of the well known Japanese pictures of girls with big eyes. In addition there is an installation of reclaimed materials and their odors to represent the turbulence wrought on people's lives from the... More 

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Reno Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is one case in which the building itself was more wonderful than the art inside. Even if you don't pay the small admission price, go inside the lobby and take in the beauty of the building and the careful attention to the fixtures (doors, lights, tables, etc.). What a feast! There are some other wonderful spaces throughout the museum,... More 

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Indianola, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Volunteer Park is a great destination itself, and this Art Deco building is right in the middle of it. The collection of Asian artifacts is very small, however. The first Thursday and first Saturday of each month are free, including the special exhibit, so I would try to visit then if possible. The Seattle Conservatory is only a short walk... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I read the reviews and thought this would be a good place to visit. I was incorrect....I would place this at the lower end of the art museums I have been to. Wish I hadn't wasted my time coming here.

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Address: Address: Volunteer Park, 1400 East Prospect Street, Seattle, WA 98112
Phone Number: 206 654 3100
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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